Marketing Internship with Volunteer Organization in Cape Town

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Gain professional experience in Digital Marketing during this (remote) Marketing Internship

You’ll be part of a South African based company that runs social impact and conservation programs throughout Africa, and facilitates volunteer placements for people around the world.

For this internship you can either travel to Cape Town, South Africa, or you can work remotely. As a (virtual) marketing intern, you’ll get a thorough understanding of the digital marketing landscape, and you’ll get to build your resume through a variety of tasks. It’s a great opportunity for anyone interested in venturing into the field of marketing, and keen to get some professional experience under their belt.

As a marketing intern, you’ll develop skills in the following areas:

  • Market research
  • Digital marketing
  • Search engine optimization
  • Content marketing
  • Product research and strategy

ORGANIZATION

You’ll be part of an award-winning company that has been running volunteer programs in Africa for over 15 years, African Impact. Working in seven different African countries, the company runs community development, wildlife conservation, and environmental programs on a grassroots level. Volunteers from around the world join to help make a sustainable impact, and to enjoy an enriching experience in beautiful parts of the continent.

TASKS & REQUIreMENTS

Responsibilities

During this remote marketing internship, you can expect to get involved in a wide range of areas. Your tasks may vary depending on your skills, experience, and interests, but they are likely to include the following;

  • Assisting with marketing research, which includes analysis of industry trends, demographics, and market demands
  • Doing product research and assisting with product development and strategy
  • Doing SEO focused content writing
  • Assisting with SEO analysis and improvement Helping manage social media platforms
  • Assisting with digital marketing campaigns
  • Assisting with overall digital marketing and product strategy

Requirements

The requirements for applicants for this remote creative writing internship are;

  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Some experience in / knowledge of content marketing is an advantage
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Good online research skills
  • An interest in development work is an advantage

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

You’ll be staying at The Lenox, a comfortable guesthouse in the heart of Cape Town. Built in the old Cape Dutch style, The Lenox is characterful and historic. It has multiple balconies, a large dining room, and many other communal spaces. Shared bedrooms include 2 twin beds, and there are plenty of single rooms available as well (at an extra fee). You’ll be walking distance from many shops, cafes, restaurants, and some of the touristy highlights Cape Town has to offer as well.

Safety & Support

Safety & Support

Be sure to prioritize hydration in the summer to avoid heatstroke. South Africa does have high crime rates, so it’s important to be aware and use common sense to stay safe. Some safety guidelines are to always walk in groups, take a taxi/Uber in the evenings, know safe/dangerous areas, secure your belongings, don’t walk around with large sums of cash (you can pay everything with a card), minimize wearing flashy accessories, and be cautious of overly friendly strangers.

Communication

Communication

The accommodation offers free Wi-Fi to keep family and friends up to date via WhatsApp, Zoom, etc. Cafes/restaurants also offer free Wi-Fi. You can also consider getting a local SIM card if your phone is unlocked, or setting your phone’s status to roaming, depending on your provider’s rates.

Meals

Meals

A simple breakfast, lunch and a delicious cooked dinner (vegetarian & vegan options available) from Monday to Friday are included in your fee. Indulge in local dishes, like bobotie and South African Braai! For desserts, don’t miss out on milk tarts and malva pudding. There is a diverse food scene in Cape Town, so no matter your cuisine preference or dietary restrictions you’ll have plenty of options. Let us know in advance if you have any allergies/dietary needs.

Location details

Location details

Discover Cape Town’s attractions: Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens, city tours, historical sites, and the Cape Point Peninsula. There are also opportunities to surf, kayak, paraglide, cage dive with sharks, and more! Cape Town has a mediterranean climate with cool winters and hot summers so be sure to check what the temperature will be like during your stay.

DATES & RATES

Fee Breakdown

The start dates for this internship are flexible; we will discuss the options with you during the application process.

What you’ll pay (2023 rates)

8 WEEKS USD 1,817

12 WEEKS USD 2,321

16 WEEKS USD 2,797

20 WEEKS USD 3,273


Remote internship: USD 525

Inclusions

  • Careful matchmaking. It takes time to find the right internship for each person, and we take this process very seriously.
  • Initial interview with one of our team to gauge your skills, interests, and desired learning outcomes.
  • An academic internship eligible for university credit. Check with your university to confirm if this internship qualifies for credit or alternatively we can assist you with purchasing transfer credits.
  • Accommodation in a shared room (2 pax). If you prefer a single room, please contact us for availability and prices.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Meals from Monday to Friday
  • Wifi access
  • Housekeeping service
  • Assistance with your visa arrangement and other preparations
  • An orientation program with your supervisor
  • Supervision and support during your stay
  • Regular check-ins during your internship with your supervisor
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship
  • A discount on weekend activities, exclusive to Roots Interns

Exclusions

  • Flights to Cape Town International Airport
  • Visa and medical/travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
  • Transport to the office
  • Meals during weekends
  • Drinks, snacks, and items of personal nature (f.e. curios, gifts, clothing)
  • Costs for additional excursions or activities
SCHOLARSHIP & FUNDING

FAQs

Some of our most commonly asked questions for programs in South Africa.

What can I expect from a NGO internship in South Africa?

During your internship in South Africa you can expect to meet people from around the world, as well as indulging yourself into the culture of this beautiful country! If you want to know more about what to expect, make sure to check out our top 7 reasons for an internship in Cape Town.

Will I have time to explore South Africa during my internship?

Yes! We partner with various activity organizers that can offer discounts exclusive to Roots Interns, for example, a road trip through the Garden Route and bungee jumping off the world’s largest natural bungee. You may also explore the country on your own and we are happy to give recommendations.

Am I able to do an internship while on a study program in Cape Town?

Yes! You are able to do a part-time internship with certain organizations so that you can continue your studies, while also gaining valuable work experience.

Will I receive a stipend of any kind during my internship with Roots?

Unfortunately, no. When working with a nonprofit organization, your internship will be unpaid, but there are many ways to fund your internship. Your experience will bring a wealth of knowledge and opportunities for both professional and personal growth that are invaluable!

QUICK FACTS

LOCATION: Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote
PROGRAM FOCUS: Volunteer Organization
TASK FOCUS: Marketing, SEO, Product research
LENGTH: Min. 8 Weeks
COST: USD 1,814 (in-person) / USD 525 (remote)

REVIEWS

“I wanted to gain international marketing experience and boost my resume. During my internship, I was challenged with several tasks that made me think differently and apply the skills that I have learned at school to actual problems to find possible solutions. By completing my internship, I was able to further develop my skills and gain a better understanding of international marketing and the travel and tourism industry. I would recommend an internship with Roots Interns and African Impact to anyone who is interested in volunteer work, travel and tourism, and international business and marketing.”

Kurtis, United States, Marketing Internship
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gain practical experience in marketing and communications to a worldwide audience
  • Contribute to an organization that aims to provide exceptional volunteer experiences to our volunteers while making an impact in the communications they work with
  • Develop your skills in digital marketing, SEO, market and product research
  • Opportunity to get involved with content creation as well
  • Live and work from from the comfort of your home
ENQUIREAPPLY NOW

HOW TO APPLY

If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:

APPLY

Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us.

GET STARTED

SPEAK WITH AN ADVISOR

We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.

INTERNSHIP MATCHING

If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.

PAYMENT

If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.

CONFIRMATION

Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.

NEED TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY FIRST?

Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!

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